Next Wednesday, May 22, is Harvey Milk Day, a day when we celebrate an extraordinary leader whose work to end discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the 1970s set the stage for many of today’s victories.
But we’re not just celebrating Harvey Milk – we’re celebrating a movement. We’re celebrating GSAs. Because above all, Harvey Milk asked “for the movement to continue, for the movement to grow” to give young people hope. “You gotta give ‘em hope,” he said.
And that’s exactly what you, as LGBT youth activists, do. GSA Network wants to celebrate Harvey Milk Day by celebrating YOU. By organizing in your GSA, you give ‘em – your peers, youth across the country, youth around the world – hope.
We’re gathering pictures of GSA clubs across California and around the country, with messages of what you give ‘em hope for. Is it a safer school? An end to transphobia? A campus free of slurs? Representation in history textbooks?
Just take a picture of your GSA and write “______ GSA GIVES ‘EM HOPE FOR….”
You can also get creative and use a photo collage app (like PicStitch) to add in a picture of Harvey Milk:
Of course, you don't need a smart phone to participate. Feel free to create the image on your computer, or if you're having trouble, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture of your GSA and what you want it to say, and we can create it for you!
Need inspiration? Listen to Harvey: